Performance Review: Quarter ended September 30, 2018

October 26, 2018




  • The core operating profit (profit before provisions and tax, excluding treasury income) grew by 10% year-on-year to ₹ 5,285 crore (US$ 729 million) in the quarter ended September 30, 2018 (Q2-2019)
    • The core operating profit excluding dividend income from subsidiaries grew by 17% year-on-year to ₹ 5,118 crore (US$ 706 million) in Q2-2019
    • Net interest margin at 3.33% in Q2-2019
    • Fee income grew by 17% year-on-year in Q2-2019 driven by retail fee income growth of 21% year-on-year
    • Operating expenses grew by 11% year-on-year in Q2-2019
  • Domestic loan growth at 16% year-on-year at September 30, 2018 driven by retail
    • Retail loans grew by 20% year-on-year and constituted 57% of the total loan portfolio at September 30, 2018
  • 15% year-on-year growth in current and savings account (CASA) deposits; outstanding CASA ratio at 50.8% at September 30, 2018
  • Net NPA ratio decreased from 4.19% at June 30, 2018 to 3.65% at September 30, 2018
    • Gross NPA additions decreased from ₹4,036 crore (US$ 557 million) in the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q1-2019) to ₹3,117 crore (US$ 430 million) in Q2-2019
    • 330 basis points (bps) sequential increase in provision coverage ratio (including technical/prudential write-offs) to 69.4% at September 30, 2018, further strengthening the balance sheet
  • Total capital adequacy ratio of 17.84% and Tier-1 capital adequacy ratio of 15.38% on standalone basis at September 30, 2018

The Board of Directors of ICICI Bank Limited (NYSE: IBN) at its meeting held at Mumbai today, approved the audited accounts of the Bank for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.

 

Profit & loss account

  • Net interest income was ₹6,418 crore (US$ 885 million) Q2-2019 compared to ₹5,709 crore (US$ 788 million) in the quarter ended September 30, 2017 (Q2-2018).
  • The net interest margin was 3.33% in Q2-2019 compared to 3.19% in Q1-2019.
  • Non-interest income, excluding treasury income, was ₹ 3,191 crore (US$ 440 million) in Q2-2019 compared to ₹ 2,993 crore (US$ 413 million) in Q2-2018.
    • Fee income grew by 17% year-on-year from ₹ 2,570 crore (US$ 355 million) in Q2-2018 to ₹ 2,995 crore (US$ 413 million) in Q2-2019. Retail fee income grew by 21% in Q2-2019 and constituted 72% of total fees.
  • The core operating profit (profit before provisions and tax, excluding treasury income) was ₹ 5,285 crore (US$ 729 million) in Q2-2019 compared to ₹ 4,794 crore (US$ 661 million) in Q2-2018.
    • The core operating profit (profit before provisions and tax, excluding treasury income) excluding dividend income from subsidiaries grew by 17% year-on-year from ₹ 4,383 crore (US$ 605 million) in Q2-2018 to ₹ 5,118 crore (US$ 706 million) in Q2-2019.
  • Treasury reported a loss of ₹35 crore (US$ 5 million) in Q2-2019 compared to a profit of ₹2,193 crore (US$ 303 million) in Q2-2018. Treasury income in Q2-2018 included gains of ₹ 2,012 crore (US$ 278 million) on sale of shareholding in ICICI Lombard General Insurance.
  • Provisions were ₹ 3,994 crore (US$ 551 million) in Q2-2019 compared to ₹ 4,503 crore (US$ 621 million) in Q2-2018.
  • The standalone profit after tax was ₹909 crore (US$ 125 million) in Q2-2019 compared to a loss of ₹120 crore (US$ 17 million) in Q1-2019 and a net profit of ₹ 2,058 crore (US$ 284 million) in Q2-2018.
  • Consolidated profit after tax was ₹1,205 crore (US$ 166 million) in Q2-2019 compared to ₹5 crore (US$ 1 million) in Q1-2019 and ₹ 2,071 crore (US$ 286 million) in Q2-2018.

 

Operating review

 

Credit growth

 

The year-on-year growth in domestic advances was 16% at September 30, 2018. The Bank has continued to leverage its strong retail franchise, resulting in a year-on-year growth of 20% in the retail portfolio at September 30, 2018. The retail portfolio constituted about 57% of the loan portfolio of the Bank at September 30, 2018. Total advances increased by 13% year-on-year to ₹544,487 crore (US$ 75.1 billion) at September 30, 2018 from ₹482,780 crore (US$ 66.6 billion) at September 30, 2017.

 

Deposit growth

 

CASA deposits increased by 15% year-on-year to ₹283,548 crore (US$ 39.1 billion) at September 30, 2018. The Bank’s CASA ratio was 50.8% at September 30, 2018 compared to 50.5% at June 30, 2018 and 49.5% at September 30, 2017. The average CASA ratio increased to 47.1% in Q2-2019 from 46.1% in Q1-2019. Total deposits increased by 12% year-on-year to ₹558,669 crore (US$ 77.1 billion) at September 30, 2018. The Bank had a network of 4,867 branches and 14,417 ATMs at September 30, 2018.

 

Capital adequacy

 

The Bank’s total capital adequacy at September 30, 2018 as per Reserve Bank of India’s guidelines on Basel III norms was 17.84% and Tier-1 capital adequacy was 15.38% compared to the regulatory requirements of 11.03% and 9.03% respectively.

 

Asset quality

 

The gross additions to NPA were ₹ 3,117 crore (US$ 430 million) in Q2-2019. The gross NPA additions in Q2-2019 included the impact of currency depreciation on existing foreign currency NPAs of ₹ 1,304 crore (US$ 180 million). Recoveries and upgrades from non-performing loans were ₹1,006 crore (US$ 139 million) in Q2-2019. The provision coverage ratio on non-performing loans, including cumulative technical/prudential write-offs increased by 330 bps sequentially to 69.4% at September 30, 2018, further strengthening the balance sheet. The net NPA ratio decreased from 4.19% at June 30, 2018 to 3.65% at September 30, 2018. Net loans to companies whose facilities have been restructured were ₹ 1,413 crore (US$ 195 million) at September 30, 2018, at the same level as compared to June 30, 2018.

 

Digital initiatives and transactions

 

During the quarter, the Bank crossed the milestone of issuing over 1 million FASTags, making it the first bank in the country to achieve this feat. FASTag is a reloadable tag which enables automatic deduction of toll charges without having to stop at toll plazas for a cash transaction. The Bank has a market share of about 70% in terms of value of transactions undertaken in a month. Recently, the Bank has introduced products like instant loan against shares and instant car loans for pre-approved customers which aim to reduce the sanction time and ease the process of disbursement thereby reducing the overall turnaround time and providing better service to the customers.

 

In Q2-2019, the value of debit card transactions and credit card transactions increased by 26% y-o-y and 33% y-o-y respectively. Over 21 million Unified Payment Interface (UPI) Virtual Payment Addresses have been created using the Bank’s and partners’ platforms till September 30, 2018. Digital channels like internet, mobile banking, POS and others accounted for over 80% of the savings account transactions in six months ended September 30, 2018 (H1-2019).

 

Consolidated results

 

Consolidated profit after tax was ₹1,205 crore (US$ 166 million) in Q2-2019 compared to ₹2,071 crore (US$ 286 million) in Q2-2018.

 

Consolidated assets grew by 11.4% from ₹1,020,868 crore (US$ 140.8 billion) at September 30, 2017 to ₹1,136,942 crore (US$ 156.9 billion) at September 30, 2018.

 

Subsidiaries

 

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company (ICICI Life) announced results for Q2-2019 on October 23, 2018. ICICI Life’s retail weighted received premium was ₹1,866 crore (US$ 257 million) in Q2-2019. Total premium increased by 16.4% year-on-year to ₹7,682 crore (US$ 1,060 million) in Q2-2019. The Value of New Business grew by 41.5% year-on-year to ₹590 crore (US$ 81 million) in H1-2019. The new business margin was 17.5% in H1-2019. ICICI Life’s profit after tax was ₹301 crore (US$ 42 million) for Q2-2019 compared to ₹421 crore (US$ 58 million) for Q2-2018.

 

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company (ICICI General) announced results for Q2-2019 on October 20, 2018. The gross written premium of ICICI General grew by 12% from ₹ 3,234 crore (US$ 446 million) in Q2-2018 to ₹ 3,637 crore (US$ 502 million) in Q2-2019. ICICI General continues to retain its market leadership among the private sector players. The company’s combined ratio was 100.1% in H1-2019 compared to 102.7% in the six months ended September 30, 2017 (H1-2018). ICICI General’s profit after tax grew by 44% from ₹204 crore (US$ 28 million) in Q2-2018 to ₹293 crore (US$ 40 million) in Q2-2019.

 

ICICI Securities announced results for Q2-2019 on October 19, 2018. As per Ind AS, the profit after tax of ICICI Securities, on a consolidated basis, was ₹ 134 crore (US$ 18 million) in Q2-2019 compared to ₹ 130 crore (US$ 18 million) in Q2-2018. The return on net worth of ICICI Securities was 59% in H1-2019.

 

The profit after tax of ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company (ICICI AMC) increased by 26% from ₹ 156 crore (US$ 22 million) in Q2-2018 to ₹ 196 crore (US$ 27 million) in Q2-2019. ICICI AMC continues to be the largest mutual fund in India based on average assets under management for Q2-2019.

 

Summary Profit and Loss Statement (as per unconsolidated Indian GAAP accounts)

                                                                                                                                                                            crore

 FY2018Q1-2018Q2-2018H1-2018Q1-2019Q2-2019H1-2019

Net interest income

23,026

5,590

5,709

11,299

6,102

6,418

12,520

Non-interest income

11,618

2,530

2,993

5,523

3,085

3,191

6,276

- Fee income

10,341

2,377

2,570

4,947

2,754

2,995

5,749

- Other income

1,277

153

423

576

331

196

527

Less:

             

Operating expense

15,704

3,794

3,909

7,703

4,145

4,324

8,469

Core operating profit3

18,940

4,326

4,793

9,119

5,042

5,285

10,327

- Treasury income1

5,802

858

2,193

3,051

7662

(35)

731

Operating profit

24,742

5,184

6,986

12,170

5,808

5,250

11,058

Less:

             

Provisions

17,307

2,609

4,503

7,112

5,971

3,994

9,965

Profit before Tax

7,435

2,575

2,483

5,058

(163)

1,256

1,093

Less: Tax

658

526

425

951

(43)

347

304

Profit after tax

6,777

2,049

2,058

4,107

(120)

909

789

  1. Includes profit on sale of shareholding in subsidiaries of 2,012 crore in Q2-2018, 1,110 crore in Q1-2019 and 5,332 crore in FY2018.
  2. Mark-to-market losses on the AFS and HFT portfolio aggregated 219 crore (US$ 30 million) Q1-2019. While RBI had allowed the banks to spread such provisioning for such mark-to-market losses over up to four quarters, the Bank provided for such losses in Q1-2019 itself.
  3. Excluding treasury income
  4. Prior period figures have been re-grouped/re-arranged where necessary

 

         Summary Balance Sheet

                                                                                                                                                                                      ₹ crore

30-Sep-1731-Mar-1830-Jun-1830-Sep-18
(Audited)(Audited)(Audited)(Audited)

Capital and Liabilities

Capital

1,284

1,286

1,287

1,287

Employee stock options outstanding

6

6

6

5

Reserves and surplus

101,498

103,8681

104,0491

104,080

Deposits

498,643

560,975

546,878

558,669

Borrowings (includes subordinated debt)2

150,702

182,859

161,970

174,686

Other liabilities

35,669

30,195

30,938

35,613

Total Capital and Liabilities

787,802

879,189

845,128

874,340

Assets

Cash and balances with Reserve Bank of India

27,784

33,102

31,059

33,122

Balances with banks and money at call and short notice

25,578

51,067

32,236

24,490

Investments

179,935

202,994

186,360

187,500

Advances

482,780

512,395

516,289

544,487

Fixed assets

7,995

7,904

7,817

7,842

Other assets

63,730

71,727

71,367

76,899

Total Assets

787,802

879,189

845,128

874,340

  1. The Bank had classified three borrower accounts in the gems and jewellery sector with fund-based outstanding of 794.87 crore as fraud and non-performing and during Q4-2018 made a provision of 289.45 crore through P&L account and 505.42 crore by debiting reserves and surplus, as permitted by RBI. Additionally, during Q4-2018 the Bank had also made provision for certain other fraud and non-performing cases by debiting reserves and surplus anounting to 19.98 crore, as permitted by RBI. The provision made by debiting reserves and surplus would be reversed and accounted throught the profit and loss account over the year ending March 31, 2019. During Q2-2019, provision amounting to 141.93 crore has been recognized through P&L and equivalent debit was reversed in reserves and surplus .
  2. Borrowings at September 30, 2017 and March 31, 2018 include preference share capital of 350 crore, which were redeemed on April 20, 2018
  3. Prior period figures have been re-grouped/re-arranged where necessary.

 

All financial and other information in this press release, other than financial and other information for specific subsidiaries where specifically mentioned, is on an unconsolidated basis for ICICI Bank Limited only unless specifically stated to be on a consolidated basis for ICICI Bank Limited and its subsidiaries. Please also refer to the statement of audited unconsolidated, consolidated and segmental results required by Indian regulations that has, along with this release, been filed with the stock exchanges in India where ICICI Bank’s equity shares are listed and with the New York Stock Exchange and the US Securities Exchange Commission, and is available on our website www.icicibank.com.

 

Except for the historical information contained herein, statements in this release which contain words or phrases such as 'will', ‘expected to’, etc., and similar expressions or variations of such expressions may constitute 'forward-looking statements'. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, opportunities and growth potential to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the actual growth in demand for banking and other financial products and services in the countries in which we operate or where a material number of our customers reside, future levels of non-performing and restructured loans and any increased provisions and regulatory and legal changes relating to those loans, our exposure to securities of asset reconstruction companies, our ability to successfully implement our strategies, including our retail deposit growth strategy, the strategic use of technology and the Internet and our strategy to reduce our net non-performing assets, the continued service of our senior management, the outcome of any legal, tax or regulatory proceedings in India and in other jurisdictions in which we are or become a party to, the outcome of any internal or independent enquiries or regulatory or governmental investigations, our rural expansion, our exploration of merger and acquisition opportunities, our ability to integrate recent or future mergers or acquisitions into our operations and manage the risks associated with such acquisitions to achieve our strategic and financial objectives, our ability to manage the increased complexity of the risks that we face in following our international growth, future levels of impaired loans, our growth and expansion in domestic and overseas markets, our status as a systemically important bank in India, our ability to maintain enhanced capital and liquidity requirements, the adequacy of our allowance for credit and investment losses, our ability to market new products, investment income, cash flow projections, the impact of any changes in India’s credit rating, the impact of new accounting standards or new accounting framework, our ability to implement our dividend payment practice, the impact of changes in banking and insurance regulations and other regulatory changes in India and other jurisdictions on us, including changes in regulatory intensity, supervision and interpretations, the state of the global financial system and systemic risks, bond and loan market conditions and availability of liquidity amongst the investor community in these markets, the nature of credit spreads and interest spreads from time to time, including the possibility of increasing credit spreads or interest rates, our ability to roll over our short-term funding sources and our exposure to credit, market, liquidity and reputational risks. ICICI Bank undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.

 

This release does not constitute an offer of securities.

 

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1 crore = 10.0 million

 

US$ amounts represent convenience translations at US$1= 72.49

 

 



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